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UCLA defends athletic scholarships

Updated: June 1, 2012, 3:09 PM ET
By Matthew Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Mo money, mo problems.

As Justin Combs, the son of rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, prepares to head to UCLA to play football for the Bruins next season, some are questioning whether the cornerback should pass on the $54,000 athletic scholarship awarded to him by the university because of his family's wealth.

UCLA released a statement Wednesday explaining that athletic scholarships are not based on finances and do not rely on taxpayers' money. The University of California school system ...

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